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2018 WorkSafeBC rates announced!

CFIB successful in lobbying for reduced WorksafeBC rate reduction, on average from 1.65% to 1.55%; still work to be done on convincing the board to refund overages.

Commercial Lease Traps

Are you about to sign or resign a lease on commercial space for your new business? It can be exciting, but not knowing what to look (out) for in a lease can have devastating consequences. Here’s the latest clause to avoid like the plague…

Has your business been affected by wildfires?

The Canadian Red Cross will be providing emergency assistance of $1,500 to each eligible small business directly impacted by the British Columbia Fires, here’s how to apply

BC Wildfire Support

At the time of writing this piece, there are 141 actively burning wildfires in British Columbia, requiring the declaration of an official state of emergency. With no rain in sight in many parts of the province, it is bound to get worse before it gets better, however, there is assistance available to those businesses which are affected.

Provincial Sales Tax update

Issues surrounding the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) constitute the majority of single-issue calls into our B.C. office. Because of this, the PST file is one of our legislative team’s main focuses. While there is still much work to be done, here is an update of some of our wins from the past year
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